The ProDisc-C Total Disc Replacement device consists of two metal plates made of cobalt chrome. Extending from the upper and lower part of each plate is a metallic fin. The upper plate rides on an UHMWPE insert that is fixed to the lower plate. The ProDisc-C is also a metal-on-polyethylene bearing.
The ProDisc-C allows for full motion within a physiologic range.12 The endplates are sprayed with a titanium layer to promote bony on-growth, which helps the device stay firmly in place.
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The ProDisc-C was approved by the FDA for use in the US in December 2007. FDA clinical trials have currently reported 5-year results13 , with 7-year results to be published later this year.
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